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Posted in Amazing Thailand, Beautiful Bali, Cambodia, home of Angkor, Good mornin' Vietnam, Incredible India, Laos, stay another day, Malaysia, truly Asia, Nepal, roof of the world with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 7, 2013 by azlijamil

… is the title of the book I wrote that couldn’t be published even after writing to 450 agents.
I shall rewrite and send again.
For now, I hope you would enjoy a slideshow of photos from my book, timed to the beautiful song Divenire by Ludovico Einaudi. Please watch it in HD.

ps: This is the first paragraph from my book.

“I believe the best way to lead life is to choose our words and to avoid unnecessary adjectives. The word we should use the most is ‘TRY’ and the word we should use the least is ‘PERFECT’.”


Posted in Malaysia, truly Asia with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 5, 2012 by azlijamil


My favorite photography advice, when asked is to keep asking ourselves this simple question again and again before and after we have taken our shot. The question is, “Is there a better shot?” Give ourselves another perspective.
When people showed me their show-off shots, I would often ask to see the shot before or after that pride and joy shot, to see if there is another perspective to the shot. If there were none then I would remind them to look out for another perspective that would give a cleaner and better shot. In most cases in shooting life, the shot situation would not be repeated again. Keep on reminding ourselves about a different perspective else we might forget and we would lose out on potentially better shots than the one we had shot.
Even with asking that question, we would miss some shots. Let go and look for other shot opportunities. Make it easy to let go especially when shooting life. Why? Because shooting life is all about missed opportunities. We would miss more than we would ever shoot but when the opportunity arises, be prepared and confident to not miss.

Remember, letting go is not detaching but accepting.

ps: About the photo, People would laugh when they see this shot. Anyway, if it is too good to be true then the chance is that it is not. In this case I happened to be passing by a commercial shoot in front of the Petronas Twin Towers and took this shot in between the commercial shoot. The two reflectors used on either side provided such nice light to the shot.


Posted in Malaysia, truly Asia with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 6, 2012 by azlijamil

When you look at yourself in the mirror, do you still have your mask on?

If so, which one?


Posted in Malaysia, truly Asia with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 26, 2011 by azlijamil

I met him one evening near the KLCC underground train station. He’s an orphan who was selling calendars to help fund his orphanage. I asked him “Aren’t you afraid that people would steal your money?”

He confidently replied “ NO because GOD will protect me”

Such strong faith from a 10 year old.